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Palestinian Man Arrested After Infiltrating Into Israel From Gaza Carrying Bomb and Knife

The IDF said it had “thwarted an attempted terror attack.”
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September 3, 2020
ISRAEL GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL – AUGUST 04: Overview of a tunnel built underground by Hamas militants leading from the Gaza Strip into Southern Israel, seen on August 4, 2014 near the Israeli Gaza border, Israel. As Operation Protective Edge enters its 28th day, the Israeli mission of demolishing Hamas tunnels comes to a close and ground forces returned from Gaza, while Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and Hamas rocket fire to Israeli continues. Palestinian groups including envoys of Hamas and Islamic Jihad held their first formal meeting in Cairo hoping to secure a durable ceasefire with Israel. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

(JTA) — A Palestinian man who infiltrated into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip carrying a bomb and a knife was arrested.

On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that it had “thwarted an attempted terror attack.”

The man was apprehended Wednesday night near the security fence and no Israeli communities were endangered. He was interrogated by soldiers, according to the IDF.

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